As per the latest reports, Salman Khan’s case against Ketan Kakkad and others for uploading videos on social media platforms about the actor’s alleged activities in his Panvel farmhouse will be heard afresh. This development comes in the wake of the HC judge hearing Khan’s plea getting retired and thus the actor’s case will now be heard by another judge. Bombay high court justice Chandrakant V Bhadang, who is retiring today, said he tried his best but was unable to complete the final judgement.
As reported by Hindustan Times, the HC Judge said, “Unfortunately I am unable to complete the judgement. I tried my level best till last evening. But unfortunately, there was vacation and then administrative work, and I had other assignments. I will have to list this as part heard. I understand the apprehension of the parties and that substantial time and efforts went into this. I would have loved to decide this case either way. Unfortunately, this came at the fag end of my career.” ALSO READ: Defamation Case: Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Salman Khan’s Plea Against Civil Court For Refusing To Issue Him Interim Relief-Report
Justice Bhadang further mentioned that Salman’s case will be kept as “part-heard” and would present before another judge on November 8. For the unversed, the Sultan actor in his suit against Kakkad in the lower court alleged that he made defamatory allegations about the actor’s activities at his farmhouse in Panvel near Mumbai.
In October, the Bombay High Court had reserved its order on a plea filed by Salman in the defamation case against his Panvel farmhouse neighbour Ketan Kakkar. The Kick actor moved to the Bombay High Court after a sessions court in Mumbai refused to pass a restraining order against Ketan Kakkar.